Lofton leads New Mexico St. over UT Rio Grande Valley 90-67
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Zach Lofton matched career highs with four steals and seven 3-pointers, and finished with a season-best 34 points to lead New Mexico State in a 90-67 rout of UT Rio Grande Valley on Saturday for its ninth straight win.
New Mexico State (20-3, 7-0 Western Athletic Conference) has won 14 of its last 15 games. UT Rio Grande Valley (12-12, 3-4) had its two-game win streak snapped.
Lofton, who averages 19.9 points and 1.5 assists per game, was one point shy of a career best on 10-of-17 shooting from the field while adding a season-high six assists.
The Aggies' Jemerrio Jones chipped in 10 points and a matched a career-high with 20 rebounds for his 14th double-double of the season.
Nick Dixon scored 15 points and Greg Bowie had 14 for the Vaqueros.
Updated February 3, 2018